It’s almost as if Mike Redmond wasn’t the problem in Miami

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Ever since the first week of JenningsMania ended, the Marlins have been pretty easy to ignore. We glance over at Giancarlo Stanton’s insane home runs four or five times a week and then glance away because, while car wrecks can be interesting, the Marlins are more of a broken-down car and those are just boring.

But our friend Old Gator pointed something out in the comments this morning that’s all kinds of fun:

  • Marlins 2015 record under Mike Redmond: 16-22
  • Marlins 2015 record under Dan Jennings: 14-22

They were six back when Redmond was fired. They’re ten and a half back now. Their run differential was -8 when Redmond was fired, now it’s -30.

It’s almost as if Redmond wasn’t the problem in Miami. Or, at the very least, that Jennings isn’t the solution.

Tyson Ross opts out of 2020 season

Tyson Ross opts out
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On Monday, Nationals pitcher Joe Ross became one of four players to opt out of the 2020 season due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, Joe’s brother Tyson Ross opted out of the 2020 season as well, per Jon Heyman.

Ross, 33, is currently a free agent. He racked up 35 1/3 disappointing innings for the Tigers last year, posting a 6.11 ERA with 25 strikeouts and 18 walks.

Mike Leake, Ryan Zimmerman, and Ian Desmond are the three other players to have opted out of the 2020 season thus far. None of these players are considered “high risk,” so they are forgoing their salaries and service time.